Interact Profile Information

Interact is Interact_50thAnniv_cRotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.

Club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single gender or mixed, large or small. They can draw from the student body of a single school or from two or more schools in the same community.

Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of

  • Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
  • Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
  • Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
  • Advancing international understanding and goodwill

As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 10,700 clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Almost 200,000 young people are involved in Interact.

Source: http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/YouthPrograms/Interact/Pages/ridefault.aspx

What does an Interact Club do?

           Picture27 Picture28 Picture29The goal of international service through Interact is to encourage and foster advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of youth united in the ideal of service.

           Interact Clubs organize a  variety of projects  and activities depending primarily on the interest of the club members. However, within the Interact Program , all clubs undertake activities to enhance leadership skills, serve their community, and expand international understanding. Together, these activities ensure a balanced club program and provide important experience and opportunities for the personal development of each Interactor.

              Service Above Self is Rotary’s foremost guiding principle. An Interact club’s service projects are designed to improve the quality of life at home and abroad. These projects often address today’s most critical issues, such as violence, drug abuse, AIDS, hunger, the environment, and illiteracy. Each Interact Club is required to complete at least two major service programs annually, one to serve the community and another to promote international understanding. Each should involve all members of the club.

http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/YouthPrograms/Interact/Pages/ridefault.aspx

Picture31It is the responsibility of the club to raise the funds necessary to carry out its program. It shall not solicit or accept more than occasional or incidental financial assistance from its sponsoring Rotary club, nor shall it make general solicitations from Rotary clubs other than its sponsoring Rotary club or from other Interact clubs, nor shall it solicit financial assistance from individuals, businesses or organizations in the community without giving something of value in return.Picture30

Based on Article VII, 4 of the Interact Club Constitution

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 Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.Picture33

              Club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single gender or mixed, large or small. They can draw from the student body of a single school or from two or more schools in the same community.

Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of

  • Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
  • Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
  • Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
  • Advancing international understanding and goodwill

As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with a membership of over 250,000 youth

in more than 11,000 clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Interact clubs are self-governing and self supporting

and can be either school or

community based.

Interact’s name is a combination of the words international and action.

With clubs in over 120countries and geographical areas, Interact is truly an international phenomenon.

Interact’s global youth network is dedicated to community and international service.

          

Every club project, great or small, has a lasting impact on society worldwide. Brazil, India, the Philippines, and the United States boast the highest number of Interact clubs.

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 555700_466863043347347_225271928_n1.jpgEverything started with an idea of creating an ecologically friendly organization that stands to love, protect and  enhance components of natural environment.

                  In the school year 2011-2012, Science Department of President Elpidio Quirino National High School spearheaded the school’s project site entitled Elpidian SWAT: An Approach to Environmental Crises. SWAT means segregation of waste and trashes. This program revolves around a  concept of sustainable development where waste materials are recycled to promote cleanliness, and high level of sanitation in the school.

The school was awarded the  second prize entire the province of La Union for best in Project S ITE. A proof that the program was successful in keeping the school in good sanitation.   To support the sustainability of the said program, Mr. Erwin C. Llavore, a science teacher and a proponent of the program suggested the creation of  another organization aside from  the existing science club called YES-O or Youth for Environment School Organization,  that will safeguard the schools resources and monitor  cleanliness as well as  ensure the  implementation of the program. Sooner, a  club named Elpidian SWAT was established with Jericho Padilla as the club President, Erwin C. Llavore, as the adviser with board of directors Virgilio C. Boado,Secondary School Principal IV, and Head Teachers, Mr. Gaspar Calletong of Science, Juan O. Dacanay Jr of  Araling Panlipunan, Mrs Editha Herrera of English, Mrs. Teresita Laureano of Values and Ms. Jane Nisperos of Math Department.

318936_499660796734238_1345341229_nThe examination conducted  tested  the time management skills of students and the decision making skills in spite of time pressured situation.   Through the test, the students were able to bring out their brilliant ideas regarding nature preservation and  charity services. There were only 22 students who passed the screening among hundreds of examinees. Members of the screening team includes the Rotarians of Agoo headed by

  Erwin C. Llavore, the Club adviser decided to join Rotary Club of Agoo as interact Club to be called Interact Club of Agoo-PEQNHS.member through  Mrs. Marita C. Llavore, the President of the Club.

Being amazed  with the good programs of Rotary International in terms of charity and youth activities across the globe, he decided to register the school club to  become a school-based

From then, the Interact Club of Agoo-PEQNHS widens its horizon not only to advocate nature preservation but also take an active part  in community services with Rotary Club of Agoo. It is now concerned with a wider perspective of helping people in areas of focus like peace and conflicts, disease prevention, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and economic and livelihood programs.

The Interact Club of Agoo-PEQNHS is envisioned  to help community develop an optimistic view of life through embracing duty of serving above self. From then, charity became a part of the clubs culture and look up to a better programs in the future.                                 erwin//:      

 

 

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